ARCHITECTS' GALLERY OF CUSTOM HOMES
Photography by Dickson Dunlap
A CHAT WITH G. WAYNE WINDHAM, AR C H ITEC T, NC AR B , AIA WAY N E W I N D H A M A R C H I T E C T, PA
What were some of the homeowners’ requirements? How did you meet those needs in this space? This was an oversized oceanfront lot and the owners wanted a clean, contemporary home that blended with the surrounding shingle-style homes in Kiawah. Use of lift-and-slide doors with thin mullion profiles creates great openings for light and ocean views and minimal details like steel beams and reglets emphasize clean lines. With the help of an operable glass garage door, the bottom floor of the guest house opens for outdoor entertainment. How were you able to design a solution to some of the challenges faced with this project? There was a high dune at the rear of the lot which we could not touch. Therefore, we raised the home and filled the void space with dirt and that became the pool and yard area. The owners wanted a low-maintenance home, so we specified Bluestone for the decks, NuCedar for the walls, stainless steel cable rails for the handrails, and slate for the roof. What is your favorite design feature of this home? My favorite design feature of this home was the expanse of glass on the rear of the house. Looking at the dwelling from the ocean, it appears to be all glass. What special design ideas did you present to this client? We provided 3-D visualization to our clients allowing them to view the complete home exterior and interior before the start of construction. Location: Kiawah Island Square Footage: 9,746 Rooms: 10 Bedrooms, 11.5 Bathrooms Project Type: New Construction
CH+D • Summer 2018
For More Information: Wayne Windham Architect, PA (843) 243-0790 waynewindhamarchitect.com
Are there any subcontractors or vendors that you’d like to mention? My thanks and appreciation go to Steve Koenig of Koenig Construction for his attention to detail on this home. He brought our dream to life.
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